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Readers Respond: Safe Ways to Keep Parrots Warm During Winter

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There are as many methods for keeping parrots and other exotic birds warm during winter as there are stars in the sky -- but the fact is that many popular heating methods that work for people will not work for birds for one reason or another. For example, many space heaters contain teflon, a substance known to cause sudden death in parrots. How do you provide safe winter heating for your pet bird? Share your answers below and check out how other readers are keeping their parrots toasty and warm this winter.

help

I have an african grey on the back porch in a large cage. the temps get down to 30 degrees at night. how do i keep him warm? I cover his cage but is there a safe way to keep him warm without over heating him?
—Guest bfbyrne

Keeping Parrots warm

I put a Hibachi under her (umbrella Cockatoo) cage with a few charcoal briquets. So she doesn't get too warm I wait until they are ashed over then I slide the grill under her cage. Use gloves though because it's very hot.
—Guest Caroline

Keeping Parrots warm

I put a Hibachi under her (umbrella Cockatoo) cage with a few charcoal briquets. So she doesn't get too warm I wait until they are ashed over then I slide the grill under her cage. Use gloves though because it's very hot.
—Guest Caroline

Don't forget the real toast!

There are lots of ways to make your bird warm.You can turn on the heater, but your feathered friend must not overheat.You can also let your bird, ( if he likes it,) take a nice, warm bath.Be sure to dry him with immediately.Also, you can close windows , and doors, repair broken frames, and basically winter-proof the house.That would do some good to you, too!!Also, since your bird can't drink warm milk, give him or her some warm toast for a toasty warm tummy!!
—Guest Connie

Don't forget the real toast!

There are lots of ways to make your bird warm.You can turn on the heater, but your feathered friend must not overheat.You can also let your bird, ( if he likes it,) take a nice, warm bath.Be sure to dry him with immediately.Also, you can close windows , and doors, repair broken frames, and basically winter-proof the house.That would do some good to you, too!!Have fun with your bird!!
—Guest Connie

Warm or freezing budgies

I have 4,1 year old budgies.It's my first winter with them, and all I do is cover them lightly.The room temperature is about 75 degrees, and I'm worried they might freeze!!! I don't want to cover them with a heavier blanket, or turn on the heat, because I'm afraid they might overheat. PLEASE HELP!!!
—Guest Caroline

to keep bird warm in winter

i think the best way to keep parrot warm is to cover half cage & put them in natural sunlight & fresh air ';at night keep a little more than half covered with cotton dupattas & woolen shawl to cover the cage partially helps in keeping naturally warm & safe too;
—Guest divya

keeping parrots warm

We use a reptile heater attached to a tall lamp above a perch. When vinny pretty is cold he goes under the lamp. Vinny is white fro ted amazon who owns me.
—Guest sunny

keeping parrots warm

We use a reptile heater attached to a tall lamp above a perch. When vinny pretty is cold he goes under the lamp. Vinny is white fro ted amazon who owns me.
—Guest sunny

sure or not

dear carol, I am sure you are doing it right.I am a breeder and I only have pieces of advice.First, be careful you bird is not overheating under too much heavy cloth.Next, make sure there is air left for your conure. Have good time with your conure!
—Guest guest answerer

Cozy and warm

One way is to put a nesting box in the cage.Then put a towel in the nesting box.Your feathered friend can then snuggle in.If that method dosn`t work, then consider covering your bird cage with a thick cloth.Be sure to leave a small section of the cage uncovered so it can breathe.
—Guest Sabrina

I use a electric perch warmer in Alaska

My parrot sits on his electric perch and he likes that, course he is an indoor bird. I cover him up with a winter blanket in winter and a summer blanket in summer. My Kiwi is nice and toasty and loves that heated perch.
—Guest Elayne

corky

hi my parrot has cold feet can anyone tell me what i can do or get to help him please
—Guest josie

first bird

hey this has been realy helpful but i am new and i don't now what to do i have a green cheek conure please help. Thank you
—Guest bird

Hot Drinking Water

I have an African Gray Parrot who loves to drink hot water. It's like an addiction to her. I give her one for drinking, and one down on her cage floor to take baths with. With that and playing her favorite Herb Alpert CD, our parrot cannot be more happy ...
—Guest Mike Schowengerdt
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